FCA said the redesigned Compass, which now shares a platform with the smaller Jeep Renegade, would begin shipping to U.S. dealerships next week. Photo credit: BLOOMBERGFCA said the redesigned Compass, which now shares a platform with the smaller Jeep Renegade, would begin shipping to U.S. dealerships next week. Fiat Chrysler says pricing for the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will start at more than $22,000, while the compact crossover will become the second most-fuel efficient Jeep after the Renegade. The manual-equipped two-wheel drive Compass produces the highest fuel economy ratings at 23 city/32 hwy/26 combined, while the same all-wheel-drive Compass is rated at 22 city/31 hwy/25 combined by the EPA. The two-wheel-drive Compass equipped with a six-speed automatic earned an identical 22 city/31 hwy/25 combined rating, while the all-wheel drive equipped with the nine-speed automatic was rated at 22 city/30 hwy/25 combined.
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2017 Jeep Compass Latitude First Drive Review: Will it be a Segment Standout?
CurrentlyCheck out non-Latitude photos of the 2017 Jeep Compass here: For proof of America’s insatiable appetite for crossovers, look no further than the current Jeep Compass and Patriot twins. Jeep is offering the 2017 Compass in four trim levels—Sport, Latitude, Limited, and the off-road ready Trailhawk. The 2017 Compass is based on a stretched version of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ small-wide 4×4 architecture that also underpins the Jeep Renegade. With the new 2017 Compass, the bottom of Jeep’s lineup is clearer and more competitive.
Traveling to San Antonio, Texas, we were greeted with an array of new Jeep Compass models. Yet we also note that in the few crash tests made so far, the Jeep Compass is not scoring terribly well. The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is a very stylish, very well-executed little crossover. Engine stop-start is standard in all 2017 Compass models and fuel economy ratings vary depending on drivetrain type. The Compass is designed to fit in between the little Renegade model and the larger Cherokee model.
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